BREWER: The Colonsay Brewery, Inner Hedrides
VESSEL: 500ml bottle
As you approach the confectionery section of any newsagent you are faced with the same cast time and time again. You have the heavyweights such as Mars, Snickers and Twix. You have the underrated Bounty and Topic knocking around too. Then there are the ones that nobody in the whole world has ever even opened let alone actually eaten, I’m on about the likes of Picnic and Star Bar. But underpinning all of these you have the likes of Chomp, Freddo and FUDGE.
Now, do not underestimate a Fudge bar. Of my 104 friends only 3 dislike a Fudge. Ernie the bin man, Short Bob and Dave Baxter. A bar of Fudge may have a thin body (unlike Short Bob, his other nickname is Wide Bob) but it is packed full of flavour… and this is exactly what this IPA from Colonsay Island is bringing to our drinking table. And it’s a table where many folk may stick around for many hours drinking this India Pale Ale from the wee isle of Colonsay. See what we have here, (unlike this liner on the label losing beer bottles everywhere due to an unexpected wave that seems to be bigger than a cliff) is the perfect storm. A beer that tastes great and isn’t so strong that it will see you in your bunk by mid arvo.
And as a parting note I’m going to draw us to the information provided on the label….
Firstly a great fact: Colonsay is the smallest island in the world with its own brewery.
Secondly the ingredients state that Pure Scottish Water is used in the making of this brew. And you know what… you can tell.
Crisp is the word, is the word, is the word, etc.
Jymi’s Rating: 76%
Sammy’s Rating: 76%
MUSE ON BOOZE RATING: 76%
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